The ETA-based 678 automatic is placed in the Longines Conquest Classic Watch Replica, and it offers 42 hours of power reserve and beats at 28,800vph. The date is indicated via the crescent hand, and there is a day/month complication at 12 o’clock. It is nice to see Longines offer something in line with their equestrian heritage and the coloring of the dial is a unique embellishment that really gives this watch a story. My eye is on the 18k rose gold variant but the stainless steel is certainly an appealing choice as well.
Exclusive to the U.S., the Longines Watch Replica is a solid 42mm and is available in a stainless steel case, a two-tone with rose gold, and an 18k rose gold model. The piece boasts a 50-meter water resistance and this chronograph is special in that the color of the dial is actually made to match the coat of American Pharoah, the 12th horse ever to win the Triple Crown. In a nod to this feat, the 12 on the peripheral date track has been marked yellow to represent the accomplishment. You will also notice that the only hour marker present is the 3, a tribute to the Triple Crown. A jockey on horseback replaces the traditional moonphase, and the case back is marked with the official Triple Crown logo.